I remember when I was around seven or eight it seemed everyone had a Cabbage Patch doll but me. I'd longingly look at my friends playing with their dolls and wish I could have one, too.
I wasn't above begging either. I remember bugging my mother endlessly. "Puh-leeeeze can I have one?" I'm not sure how long my mother held out, but it seemed like eternity to me then.
At last on my next birthday I received my very own Cabbage Patch Kid. I remember carefully writing the name "Elizabeth" on her birth certificate. I was so proud. She was all mine!
The Cabbage Patch doll craze may have faded through the years, but this beloved '80's icon is making a comeback by the way of adult and baby hat fashion.